The CL160 and on­wards

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - BUYER'S GUIDE -

The CL160 ran over three model years (1966-68) with lit­tle chang­ing other than colour. The bike mor­phed into the CL175 but re­tained much of the 160’s ap­pear­ance. Some sources cite the CL175 as a CL160 with the big­ger en­gine and this may be the ori­gin of the bike here. There’s a cross­over year at ‘68/’69 which sees both 160 and 175 mod­els on sale. The clue is the trans­mis­sion with the 175 be­ing of­fered with a five-speed box, an up­grade that the 160 needed. The CL175 of this pe­riod is nor­mally re­ferred to as the K0 model. The ‘69-’70 model was the K3 and came in candy or­ange or blue with white de­cals. At the same time a GL175K1 ap­pears which looks sim­i­lar to the UK CD175 Sloper but with knob­bly tyres, four-speed ‘box, high front guard and a sin­gle seat with a tail rack. The bike was sold in Aus­trala­sia. The CL175 ran for four more it­er­a­tions (‘70-’73/K4-K7) with colour changes. For only one year Honda of­fered the CL200 but the glory days of the street scram­bler were largely over.

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